Bude is a small seaside town made popular in Victorian times when the train track arrived. It is the most northern of Cornwall towns.

Bude offers a great seaside location to base a holiday with great access to beaches and the coastal scenery is stunning with great walks along some of the highest cliffs in Cornwall.

There are a few beaches to choose from which offer good surfing conditions. Summerleaze and Crooklets are within the town and then Widemouth Bay a few miles to the south and the National Trust beach of Sandymouth to the north.

The town centre has a good mix of independent shops and a good selection of places to eat. In a sense it has tried to modernise but also kept a lot of charm.


Why not check beaches nearby as we have 10 beaches around Bude, 215 beaches in Cornwall, or have a look at our list of Cornwall dog friendly beaches, or even our United Kingdom Blue Flag beach list.

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Want some ideas on where to visit?

Every favourite location must be visited for the first time. Want some ideas, why not check out the below small selection of coastal locations, including beaches, activities, things to see and do, places to stay and eat:

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    Millook Haven Beach

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    Crackington Haven Beach

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    Black Rock Widemouth Bay Beach

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    Bude Sea Pool

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    Big Blue Surf School

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    Pentire Haven Holiday Park

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    Bude lifeboat station

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    Northcott Mouth Beach

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    Summerleaze Beach

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    Penhallam Manor

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    The Strangles Beach

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    Duckpool Beach

Some more locations in Cornwall